Facial Slimming Injection
Facial slimming injections are a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of a rounded or fuller face by targeting and relaxing specific facial muscles. This can lead to a slimmer and more sculpted facial contour. The most common substance used for facial slimming injections is botulinum toxin, often known by brand names like Botox.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
Good candidates for facial slimming injections are individuals with a fuller or rounder facial appearance due to the overactivity of specific facial muscles. Unsuitable candidates may include individuals with contraindications to botulinum toxin, such as allergies or certain medical conditions.
How is the treatment done?
Facial slimming injections are administered by injecting botulinum toxin into specific facial muscles responsible for a fuller appearance, gradually relaxing these muscles to achieve a slimmer facial contour. In some cases, a topical anesthetic may be applied to minimize discomfort.
How long does it take to see results?
Results from facial slimming injections are not immediate and may take several weeks to fully manifest. The effects typically become noticeable gradually as the targeted muscles relax.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
The primary goal of facial slimming injections is to achieve a more balanced and slimmer facial appearance by reducing the activity of specific muscles. Benefits include a more proportionate facial contour and a subtle, natural-looking change without the need for surgery.
How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
Recovery from facial slimming injections is generally minimal. Patients may experience mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness at the injection sites, but these side effects are usually temporary and resolve within a few days to a week.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
The duration of results from facial slimming injections varies among individuals but typically lasts for several months. Maintenance injections may be required to sustain the slimmed facial appearance.